Prevention in Focus

Spring 2014 

Fast facts: HIV/AIDS in Canada

Every 3 hours, a person is infected with HIV in Canada.1

Half of the 71,300 Canadians living with HIV are men who have sex with men.2

Almost 1 in 4 people living with HIV in Canada are women.2

Aboriginal people make up 12% of new HIV infections2 in Canada, but only 4% of the Canadian population.3

Are you one of the 25% of Canadians living with HIV who don’t know it?

There are more than 10 different ways to prevent an HIV infection. How many can you name?

Treatment has extended the life expectancy of young Canadians living with HIV to their early 70s.4


HIV/AIDS in Canada – Infographic poster